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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Chaos theory and weather forecasting

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

Chaos Theory and Weather Forecasting

Weather coming in on Bluebird

Stimulus Questions

Chaos theory is when a small change in only one variable will, over time, result in a huge difference in outcome of other variables.

  • What is the butterfly effect?

  • Why can't we predict the weather exactly?

Books in the Senior Library

Why can't scientists accurately predict the weather?

Chaos Theory on

Chaos Theory

Butterfly Climate Effect

Predicting Weather

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Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

You can't predict the weather; or climate change